Extra Folder Columns and featurectomies

Archaeopteryx archaeopteryx at coole-files.de
Sat Oct 22 08:30:32 UTC 2011

Less than 8 percent of the users are on version numbers 8.0aN or higher.

To expose the feature to users, I suggest showing it as dismissable menu 
dropdown on top of the folder pane.


Jim wrote:
> On 10/21/2011 05:17 PM, Kent James wrote:
>> Along similar lines, the Folder Pane Switcher addon now has 600 users to
>> restore a feature that was removed beginning in 8.0
>> How many users run beta or newer currently?
> There are a little under 19,000 users on 8.0 or higher. However, there
> are a few other features in that add-on aside from just unhiding the
> folder pane header. In fact, the add-on is compatible with 3.0+, so I
> doubt all 600 users are on 8.0+. Not having access to the add-on's stats
> though, I can't say for sure what the version distribution is.
> In any case, I don't think we should *ever* bring back the folder pane
> switcher, since even for people who used it, it wasn't a very good UI;
> the next/previous buttons were pretty obnoxious unless you were lucky
> enough to use two folder views that were adjacent to one another. There
> are other alternatives though, such as adding the folder view picker to
> the folder pane's context menu or making an optional toolbar item that
> people can add to their mail toolbar.
> - Jim
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